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TPU's WCG/BOINC Team

Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    I don't see the 7870 listed- it's probably the "unknown" one listed between the 79xx and 77xx gpu's though.

    Need to go check my FreeDC/WCG specs for my gpu ;)

    Update- FreeDC's latest results are in AND you just broke 100k again! (104,577) :eek: :toast:
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  2. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Good luck! I had to drop the OC on my P55 system because it kept BSOD'ing. When I have time to mess with it (this weekend) I'll boost it back up, but I'm running it at 3.2GHz for now.
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    I may let mine run all night tonight to see if I can break 40K tomorrow
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    Could be.

    As for the 100K.. might have to do with the 90 pages of Pending Validation I wasn't expecting the results to be so high.

    Wake up and smell the glory?
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    I usually stop my 6950's when I get home but may leave them on all night
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    Just bought an used HD7850 reference. Installed in PCI-E X4 slot in my ASUS 970 and running with HD6950 3 WU per GPU.
    HD7850 completes WU in 2:30
    HD6950 -:- 6:00

    Awesome card:cool:

    Update:
    6950 is 96% loaded
    7850 is 82% loaded.
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  7. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Glad to hear it! I fondly remember the days when you were putting up a stiff challenge to me--now let's see that happen again! :toast:
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  8. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Very nice! You will end up close to the top of the Pie with those running :toast:

    At the pace we're going I'm going to maintain my same output and may end up with some crunchy cement pie :laugh:

    Great job Team! :toast:

    *goes to check prices on gpu's and Vishera reviews......
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  9. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Anyone know how long Intel RMA takes? I really want to get my CPU back so I know whether I can pick up another GPU or now :ohwell: :banghead:
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    Quote from wcg forum below.
    I'd hold off on getting another gpu, they say 100-130 days to the end of the project. With every one running 2 to 4 times more wu's than expected, it might not last as long as they thought. They also don't have any other projects other than HCC1 right now that can run on gpu's.

    The last paragraph in bold is the most important. If the researchers write the code for opencl, amd will be fine and your purchase will be worth it. If it's written for cuda, then your screwed. It's all up to the researchers and the data that they need or want.
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  11. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    That's solid advice. Purchasing a GPU just to run it for three months wouldn't be too great. Maybe another GTX470--those do very well in FAH as well.
    But I'd always be interested in expanding my GPU output--that way, when WCG finally runs out, I can switch back to FAH and make things up w/ Buck ;)
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    That was posted from knreed, a wcg tech, at the wcg forums. He had others that wanted to buy more cards to up their output, and replied with the quote I had in my post above. If you can justify it, then it's worth it but I wouldn't want you waste money if you don't need too. He's not saying there won't be more, but he just cannot say if it's going to be nvidia or amd.

    This whole thing is starting to be like F@H, and I think he's trying to do the right move without making a lot of contributers angry. He might know more than he lets out, but by the way it sounds it could go either way. Only time will tell.
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    They're currently doing internal testing of Linux and Mac versions, which although is no confirmation in itself does hint there may be more. The 100 or so days of WU are just the "known" batch after all.

    Hope they come to a consensus with the researchers on what to use, as at the moment there's a lot on unknowns. Not to mention a lot of errors still being ironed out.
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    It would be cool to see Linux versions--I'd like to be able to run Linux on some of my systems. I do hope they can figure out how to write a GPU app for some of the other projects--clearly, so much more work could be done. We can hope :ohwell:
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    You make me sound like a Slum Lord trying to collect my rent:laugh:

    :toast:
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Not a slum lord, but you are dedicated to your cause, and I greatly :respect: that! :toast:
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Well, after running fine for 3 days, my i7-860 BSOD'd on me while I was in class today. I just got back and I currently have it set up (2.98GHz w/ Turbo & all threads going). I'll make time this weekend to do some real OCing and testing--temperatures on it permitting, I'd really like to get ~3.5-3.8GHz out of it :ohwell:
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    Its really weird for me. Usually, if I just leave my computer on overnight, uploading a video to youtube, or something else thats not intesive at all, it BSOD's. Now, my computer has been running at full load for GPU and CPU, while crunching.... Not a single BSOD!
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    Or leave it as it is and run 4 cores, no HT and a 7770 and 3-4 GPU units. Less heat more points. OK plus $100 for the GPU. I plan to do that tomorrow, I have before (3,8 GHz plus a 9800 GTX) watt and temperature recordings. I hope to drop both and significantly increase PPD. Last part is easy since it only did 5k PPD last time I ran it.
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    I know my cpu temp dropped like a rock since I have only been running gpu units on my 7850 rig. 3 wu's at time on a four core. cpu load never goes above 50% and usually stays around 30 to 35%. And it's already put out 28k today.
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    And if you log in at the WCG site and check the results status page, do de WUs listed there appear as "valid"?
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    It already has a pair of GTX460s in it, so that's OK.

    I came back from class to find it off and a terrible burnt smell in room. I have no idea what that is about, as it seems to boot up just fine--I've reset the BIOS to the defaults just in case. This setup is really giving me a lot of trouble recently :shadedshu
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    Yeah, they are either Valid or In progress.
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    I hope you get it figured out man. I would keep a close eye on it considering the burnt smell.
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    Oh yes. I'm pretty certain it's that rig, as all of the others were still going fine (although my laptop is running brutally hot). I have it exactly at stock speeds, with an extra fan pointed at the VRMs. We'll see what happens over the next four hours--I may have to shut it down before I go to bed tonight. I hope not :ohwell:

    I've carefully looked at the mobo and GPUs, and nothing looks burned/damaged...not that it really means a ton.
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